The Arizona Department of Child Safety has failed to resolve nearly 12,000 cases of alleged abuse or neglect that have been open for at least 60 days without an investigation or services being provided to a potential victim, according to a Cronkite News review of the state’s most recent numbers.
WASHINGTON - Protesters gathered at the Supreme Court Wednesday - one side dancing to Lady Gaga and the other singing hymns - while justices considered whether religious groups can be required to provide contraceptives to employees under Obamacare.
The outrage over the presidential preference election in Maricopa County rose to a roar Wednesday as Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate long lines in polling places and other public officials condemned Tuesday’s election as a “complete failure.”
Elected officials and members of the public on Wednesday called for action after Maricopa County voters faced a night of long lines and overwhelmed polling stations during Tuesday’s presidential preference election.
Arizona ranks 8th in the nation for overall vehicle thefts, a crime that is fueling drug and human trafficking across the Mexican border as well as costing the state $86 million in economic losses, according to reports from the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority.
Top Maricopa County elections officials told the Board of Supervisor in February they had decided to reduce polling places in the presidential preference election to 60 to make the election “as cheap as humans could do it.”
By Ty Scholes, Kaitlyn Thompson, Matthew Tonis and Audrey Weil |
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Arizona election parties had the look and feel of an after-work happy hour, with supporters of Republican and Democratic candidates wearing their allegiance on slogan-laced shirts and campaign pins at downtown Phoenix restaurants. Supporters later erupted into cheers and fistbumps when Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were predicted as winners, and Bernie Sanders fans wore expressions of quiet disbelief.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, led other lawmakers Tuesday in a show of support for religious groups on the eve of their Supreme Court challenge of an Obamacare mandate for birth-control benefits in employee health plans.
FLAGSTAFF -- A cheer went up in Macy’s European Coffeehouse and Bakery in this small mountain city on Tuesday morning as Bernie Sanders walked in with an entourage of media outlets and Secret Service agents.
Arizona voters who went to polling places Tuesday to cast their ballot in Presidential Preference Election experienced long lines, fewer polling locations and confusion with voter eligibility. Check out the photos of the day.